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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, College Crosse Nation! Thanks for making us a part of your day! Here’s everything you need to know for February 4, 2019.

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Congratulations to Duke’s John Danowski who opened up the 2019 season with his 400th career win by beating Furman over the weekend.

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Here is an article from the Duke Chronicle on coach’s achievement.

The start to any season can bring a lot of excitement to a team, but to a program eagerly wanting to move on from a devastating loss in last year’s national championship, a commanding win in the season opener for your head coach’s milestone victory means a whole lot more.

The No. 2 Blue Devils were able to ride an assertive spurt during the second and third quarters to gain their first win of the year against Furman Saturday night in Greenville, S.C. The win marked the 400th career victory for John Danowski in his 36th season as a collegiate head coach.

“I thought our guys were really excited to play,” Danowski told GoDuke.com. “It was a beautiful day today here in South Carolina. It was a nice crowd and a terrific opponent.”

BU took down Providence in another 1-goal season opening victory. You can read all about the game here.

In what is becoming an annual tradition, BU won its season opener over Providence by one goal today, just like it did in 2017 & 2018. However, unlike the previous two season openers, the Terriers were able to finish off the Friars in regulation and didn’t need overtime this year. as BU was able to score three of the final four goals in the fourth quarter to turn a 5-6 third quart deficit into an and 8-7 victory. Junior goalkeeper Joe McSorley played a huge role in BU’s victory today as his career-high 24 saves helped overcome BU overcome its 23 turnovers and escape Rhode Island with a victory.

6 takeaways from Syracuse lacrosse’s scrimmage vs. Yale.

The Yale lacrosse team is the defending national champion and a preseason No. 1 heading into 2019.

Syracuse University is neither of those things. Not even close.

So using the Bulldogs as a measuring stick for the Orange right now is a bit of an unfair standard for SU. But it’s the only one Syracuse had on Saturday, and the current reality is a challenging one for SU.

The Orange and Bulldogs scrimmaged for five quarters at the Ensley Athletic Center, with the first four quarters constituting one “game.’’ In those four quarters Yale held an 18-14 edge on the scoreboard, although that was a little misleading.

If it is ice you like, Scott Marr’ll light up your life.

Hail to the victors: Michigan men’s lacrosse accelerating into 2019.

The sport of lacrosse is speeding up, and Michigan is poised to capitalize on new shot-clock regulations as it amps up for the 2019 season.

In an attempt to accelerate the pace of the game and facilitate a more exciting, aggressive play strategy, NCAA rulemakers have followed professional lacrosse leagues by implementing an 80-second shot clock for the upcoming men’s lacrosse season.

“We want to play a more up-tempo style,” said Michigan coach Kevin Conry. “We have the horses to do it.”

Conry’s “horses” include nine of 10 returning starters from last season, who accounted for 87 percent of the team’s offensive productivity in 2018.

“(They) have a good sense of where the ball should go and when it should go there,” said Conry.

Here’s an article on the Terps beating Bucknell this weekend from The Diamondback.

Midway through the first period against Bucknell on Saturday, Maryland men’s lacrosse midfielder Christian Zawadzki recovered the ball on a bounce and immediately fired a perimeter shot toward the net. Once the ball found the back of the cage, a celebration ensued that was nearly four years in the making. Zawadski, the No. 16 overall recruit in the class of 2014, hadn’t scored since March 24, 2015 — his freshman season. He’d dealt with an array of injuries and fell behind a bevy of other talented midfielders in College Park.

Noted lacrosse fan Bill Belichick won his 6th Super Bowl last night.

Before the New England Patriots embarked to Atlanta last Sunday afternoon, Tom Brady led the 35,000 fans crowding the Gillette Stadium field in a cheer, one with a surprising message. “We’ll still here!” they cried repeatedly, reminding the sports media-industrial complex, forgetful fans and anyone who would listen that reports of the Patriots dynasty’s death had been greatly exaggerated. On Sunday evening, following a 13-3 victory over the lifeless Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the refrain returned, this time with added meaning. “It’s sweet. It’s sweet, Jim,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick told CBS’ Jim Nantz on the podium. “Everybody counted us out from the beginning the season, mid-season, but we’re still here.”

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New Jersey sportsbooks to offer betting on the Oscars.

And the Oscar goes to ... you’ll be able to bet on it this year in New Jersey. New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) informed the state’s new licensed bookmakers this week that they will be permitted to offer bets on the Academy Awards, a first for legal sportsbooks in the United States.

The news was first reported by LegalSportsReport.com. Nevada gaming regulations prohibit Las Vegas sportsbooks from taking wagers on the Oscars, but the awards show has been a very popular event to bet at offshore and international sportsbooks for years.

World/National News

Get the lawyers: Fox plans on going to trial against Netflix for anti-poaching trial of executive talent.

Fox and Netflix’s long legal dust-up over the streamer’s snatching of two executives almost three years ago is heating up as the former attempts to get the upcoming trial pushed back and the sparring latter wants to draw Rupert Murdoch’s New Fox and almost every other studio in town into the damning action.

“No longer content — or able — to lock in the stars, Fox seeks to lock into place for years at a time the innumerable marketing, accounting, production, and other business executives who conduct its daily business, using onerous, one-sided contract terms and baseless threats,” declares the Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP represented Reed Hastings run streamer in a filing today

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Steve Harvey roasted everyone during his opening monologue of the 8th annual NFL Honors.

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